2 arrested after hitting police car during pursuit in Kent

2 arrested after hitting police car during pursuit in Kent
KENT, Wash. -- Two people have been arrested after leading police on a chase early Wednesday and crashing into a patrol car.

Officials said the pursuit began about 4:15 a.m. after officers responded to reports of suspicious activity in the East Hill area.

The two men sped off in a stolen car and made it several miles before hitting one of the police cars a few blocks from Meeker Middle School.

No one was hurt in the crash, and the men ran from the car.

One of the men was quickly captured, and the other was arrested after being tracked down by a police dog.

The car the men were driving belongs to Randall Crater, who said he didn't even know it was missing until he walked out of his house to go to work.

Police showed up at his home a short time later to tell him they had recovered his car.

"There's a pretty good dent in the side, but at least I get my car back," he said.

Police say the passenger, a 29-year-old homeless man, was charged with multiple counts of possessing stolen property. The driver, a 25-year-old Kent man, is well known to Kent Police and was booked for investigation of possessing stolen property, auto theft, and attempting to elude police. Both were to have their first court appearance either later Wednesday afternoon or Thursday morning.